A public art event and exhibition in the Brass Works building to support the expansion of the Goodman Community Center.


Install large scale text passages on walls and/or beams, etc., of the Brass Works building. The subject of these texts would be labor, community, and the working class. They would interact with the dynamics of the building to place philosophical ideas of work and dignity into the space of industrial architecture, subvert the authoritative power of institutional signage with irony.








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“There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor.”

— Oscar Wilde


“No man goes before his time - unless the boss leaves early.”

— Groucho Marx


“Hope is a working-man's dream.”

—Pliny the Elder


“God sells us all things at the price of labor.”

— Leonardo da Vinci



Michael Duffy
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